APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I need everything in about two weeks but the sooner the better
BUDGET RANGE: About 1000 before rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Media storage(music HD movies etc), learning to edit video via Premiere or Sony Vegas.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, amazon, or anywhere with warranty pretty much. I'm open to suggestion
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES:AMD Phenom II x6, or Intel i7 930
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
Basically, I'm headed overseas for a semester to study film. The laptop that I've been planning to take with me is in need of a few repairs which, through Sony, could total out to be around 500 bucks. I have saved around a thousand and figured now would be a good time to build a new desktop, because I'm more interested in power and storage these days than I have been for the past couple of years.
Also, I can scrounge up $300 for a new netbook which would serve me well for classroom note-taking as well as casual web-surfing abroad.
But my desktop, I want to be able to store and watch HD video. I also want to be able to edit video at reasonable speeds using Adobe Premiere and possibly Sony Vegas.
I need to have the machine ready to ship with me in just about exactly two weeks.
Any advice on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.
(In reference to gaming, it is not of a great deal of importance to me. If it can run StarCraft II down the line then great, if it can't I'll still be fine.)
The i7 860 is what i just went with. It is great for vid editing at an economical price. It's a quad which can virtualize 8 cores. Also has the ability to utilize hyperthreading with cs5 which will utilize ur 64 bit OS. I highly recommend the i7 860 for vid editing along with using a Raid 0 setup to help with access time to your footage.
1. 1 SSD is faster even than 2 7200rpm HDDs in RAID. I choose to have 1 SSD for themaster partition (windows and programs) and a big HDD for the datas.
Crucial C300/OCZ Vertex 2 and Samsung F3 is a pretty good combination.
2. I am writting this from office and photobucket is blocked, I can't see the pics. sorry...no comment on those becuase of this matter.
I will comment Amazon's link, 9800 is old man...get ATI HD 5830 or higher (XFire) , or GT460 or higher (SLI), if you want a really good GPU.
5. 9800 belongs to the older generation. You will be paying for old stuff, 9800 is about two generations backwards. GTS/X 2xx came after 9800 and GTX 400 is the newset one. 9800 is already out of date, so don't even ask me about tommorow or future proof, but it is the cheapest solution to get OpenGl 3.2. It is your call.